Aerosmith: Steven Tyler (vocals, piano, harmonica); Joe Perry (guitar, background vocals); Brad Whitford (guitar); Tom Hamilton (bass); Joey Kramer (drums).
Additional personnel: Christine Arnott (spoken vocals); Bruce Fairbairn (cello, background vocals); Scott Fairbairn (cello); Drew Arnott (Mellotron); Jim Vallance (organ); Morgan Rael (steel drums).
The Margarita Horns: Tom Keelyside (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Ian Putz (baritone saxophone); Henry Christian, Bruce Fairbairn (trumpet); Bob Rogers (trombone).
Recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
A true comeback album, Aerosmith's PERMANENT VACATION featured the original line-up, and it gave the band its first top 10 hit in a decade ("Angel"). Thanks to Tyler & Perry's ground-breaking collaboration with Run D.M.C. in 1986 (on Aerosmith's old hit, "Walk This Way"), the band's visibility was high. The rehabilitated band took advantage of that opening with this album, a batch of hard rock songs that recalled their glory days of the 70s.
Q (4/01, p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Cleaned-up band make real 'comeback' album, thanks to Bon Jovi's songwriters penning some hits and MTV introducing the band to Bon Jovi's fans."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.51) - "Tyler and Perry not only tapped back into the love of music and performance that first inspired them, but suddenly felt so alive that their collective cup spilled over with excitement and productivity."